Reddit faces lawsuit for failing to remove child sexual abuse material 

  • A woman has sued Reddit for allowing an ex-boyfriend to repeatedly post sexual images of her as a 16-year-old.  
  • The woman, identified under the pseudonym Jane Doe, argues that “Reddit knowingly benefits from lax enforcement of its content polices, including for child pornography.” 
  • When the victim alerted Reddit moderators that sexual images of her as a child were being posted, it would take several days before content was removed, while Reddit administrators allowed the man to keep posting and create a new account when his old account was banned. 
  • Reddit’s refusal has meant that for the past several years the victim had to spend hours looking through some of the “darkest and most disturbing subreddits”, so as to find posts and try to get them removed.  
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Married pensioner jailed after grooming and abusing 15-year-old girl 

  • A married pensioner who groomed and then sexually assaulted a vulnerable 15year old girl has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday. 
  • The offender, aged 71, sent flattering messages to the girl telling her she was beautiful and that in different circumstances they might have married. 
  • The offender, who had been married for 52 years, went on to invite the girl to his holiday caravan at Ingoldmells where he sexually assaulted her. 
  • The man from Tamworth, Staffs, admitted two charges of sexual assault on a girl aged 13 to 16 and a further charge of meeting a girl following grooming.
  • He was jailed for 28 months and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years. He was also given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.
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Facebook and Google failed to remove scam adverts 

  • Facebook and Google failed to remove online scam adverts after fraud victims reported them, according to consumer watchdog Which?
  • Google had failed to remove 34% of the scam adverts reported to it, compared with 26% at Facebook, the study indicated. 
  • Both companies said they removed fraudulent adverts, which are banned on their platforms. 
  • But Which? said a more proactive approach was needed. 
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    Teacher banned after taking pupils to strip club while drunk on school trip 

    • A teacher who took pupils to a strip club while he was drunk during a school trip has been banned from teaching for three years. 
    • The teacher taught IT and computer science at the Longridge Tower independent school in Beriwck-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, and was one of the leaders of a group in charge of nine 16 to 18-year-olds that travelled to Costa Rica on 5 July 2019. 
    • The teacher in question, who was also head of sixth form since 2007, was due to be on the trip for at least three weeks but was sent back to the UK after just six days due to his behaviour, a Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) misconduct panel heard. 
    • The hearing was told how he allowed pupils to drink alcohol despite them being underage, took some pupils to a strip club, and behaved aggressively, threatening to ‘kick the head in’ of one.  
    • He admitted gross misconduct and was dismissed from the school a month later. 
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